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Starbucks and their $5 Coffees

By BayArea follow BayArea   2016 Dec 1, 7:56pm 11,784 views   74 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


How in the world did Starbucks manage to slowly and methodically convince society that filtered water with a squirt of caramel is worth $5?

And why are we supporting this sick company?

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35   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2016 Dec 2, 2:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MMR says

they have better sandwiches than subway

Which really doesn't say much.

36   Mrs Wonderful   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 2, 4:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Donald says coffee is only as rich as the billionaire buying it.

37   CornPoptheOriginalGangster   ignore (5)   2016 Dec 2, 4:24pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

zzyzzx is deplorable says

Which really doesn't say much.

Yeah, what the hell happened with Subway. When I was a kid they used to have fresh stuff. Today it seems like their meats especially are like "Use it today, cause it'll be rotten tomorrow".

"You don't want the roast beef."

38   someone else   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 2, 4:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Yes, coffee can be interesting or not. Caffeine is only part of the fun.

39   marcus   ignore (10)   2016 Dec 2, 5:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ironman says

You rate coffee like wine to see if it's "interesting and complex"?

No, not like it's a big deal. But I enjoy it. The most recent beans I've bought are Starbucks espresso roast that I havent tried yet. I'll probably make some tomorrow.

https://www.amazon.com/Starbucks-Christmas-Blend-Espresso-Coffee/dp/B00685HGLW

Should be somewhere between good and very good. But yeah, it's just coffee.

40   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2016 Dec 3, 7:45am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Most successful food chains sell death. The tubby two-tons who gorge on the sugary syrup and whipped cream loaded drinks should be fined for self abuse.

41   mmmarvel   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 3, 7:53am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

indigenous says

How many table spoons of coffee per cup?

Uh, it doesn't work that way. I roast up about a 1/4 pound of coffee at a time, I get about 8 cups from that. The roaster is small, but the fact that it's fresh and I can try out different roasts and different beans is what makes it super cool, I often roast up two batches at a setting. The fact that it's economical is just a plus.

42   indigenous   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 3, 8:11am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Through google:

There are approximately 60 heaping tablespoons, (75 level tablespoons) in 1 lb. of coffee. 1 lb. of ground coffee is equivalent to approximately 5.25 cups. 12 oz. of ground coffee is equal to about 4 cups.

or about 2 tablespoons per cup.

43   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2016 Dec 3, 8:42am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

They got a good business model. Don't like their product, don't buy it?

44   MMR   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 3, 12:39pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ironman says

Quickie Mart like Wawa

Much better than 7-11, I would add, with even some healthy options.

45   MMR   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 3, 12:40pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Blurtman says

whipped cream loaded drinks should be fined for self abuse.

Only if they expect others to subsidize their bad choices

46   indigenous   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 3, 12:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I don't want to start a war here but 7/11 is not bad nor is Mickey Ds I have never heard of Wawa

47   MMR   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 3, 12:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ironman says

MMR says

Especially the fat chicks wearing low rise jeans and having love handles hanging out

Aren't you referring to Walmart?

Yeah but you will see lot of this phenomenon with people who drink 1 or more frappucinos per day

48   MMR   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 3, 12:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mmmarvel says

Actually I home roast and home grind my own coffee. Fresher, more control, cheaper and tastes better.

How much does it cost for small-scale roaster?

49   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2016 Dec 3, 1:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MMR says

Only if they expect others to subsidize their bad choices

We do via Medicare and Medicaid, as well as subsidize part of the space they take up on airplanes. Worse, they provide no visual pleasure for sexual fantasies.

50   ThreeBays   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 3, 5:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I like Starbucks, but more often have the 75c Nespresso pods.

51   Tim Aurora   ignore (3)   2016 Dec 3, 6:59pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

So is this thread because "Starbucks" is liberal and we attack everything Liberal

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/11/campaign-donations-prove-starbucks-liberal-coffee/

I am sorry but this is another Right wing ad homeinem attack. Great going guys. At least be forthcoming

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

52   BlueSardine   ignore (3)   2016 Dec 3, 7:42pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Only if we detect SnowflakeMeltdown.
Otherwise it becomes just another food segment...

Tim Aurora says

So is this thread because "Starbucks" is liberal and we attack everything Liberal

53   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (43)   2016 Dec 8, 8:24am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Starbucks is a cruel excuse for a coffee shop, from the counter help that sneers, "FUCKING VENTI!, CUNT! NO FUCKING MEDIUM FUCK COFFEES! HERE!, ASSHOLE! SAY IT! FUCKING VENTI!" to charging 3 bucks for lousy coffee that should be priced at 45 cents. I get off brand espresso, hazelnut and vanilla coffees, bean and ground, from the discount supermarket and spice them with cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and ground vanilla for cents on the dollars Starbucks yanks from the ASSHOLES! that fund their investors' pensions.

54   indigenous   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 8, 8:28am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE says

Starbucks is a cruel excuse for a coffee shop, from the counter help that sneers, "FUCKING VENTI!, CUNT! NO FUCKING MEDIUM FUCK COFFEES! HERE!, ASSHOLE! SAY IT! FUCKING VENTI!" to charging 3 bucks for lousy coffee that should be priced at 45 cents. I get off brand espresso, hazelnut and vanilla coffees, bean and ground, from the discount supermarket and spice them with cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and ground vanilla for cents on the dollars Starbucks yanks from the ASSHOLES! that fund their investors' pensions.

It sounds like somebody needs their caffeine fix?

55   mmmarvel   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 8, 8:32am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

MMR says

How much does it cost for small-scale roaster?

About $179 - check out Fresh Roast SR500 - several vendors sell them. As with many things in life, roasting requires a learning curve. To expect that you just pour in the beans, start the roaster and come back later to a good roasted coffee ... ain't happening. Not that hard but still a learning curve of different beans, different roasts and adjusting the roasting to what works for you.

56   Iranian_Oil_Burse   ignore (6)   2016 Dec 8, 10:54am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says

And why are we supporting this sick company?

Sick? Don't see anything sick about SBUX from where I sit:

57   dublin hillz   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 8, 11:13am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I can get unlimited free Peet's coffee at the office - it's known as operation crackhead.

58   BayArea   ignore (1)   2019 May 18, 7:14am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

McDonald’s and 7-11 both have perfectly fine coffee for $1.xx
59   Quigley   ignore (2)   2019 May 18, 7:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I never go there but I’m going this morning, to get one of those big coffee packs for sharing with a bunch of people. It’s under $20 and can give like 20 people a cup of coffee. Not a bad deal there!
Then it’s on to the donut shop for a couple dozen. My kid’s baseball team is having an early game.
60   komputodo   ignore (2)   2019 May 18, 9:36am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

BayArea says

How in the world did Starbucks manage to slowly and methodically convince society that filtered water with a squirt of caramel is worth $5?


And why are we supporting this sick company?


How did nestle convince morons that a small bottle of water is worth $1 when its free from a faucet? BTW, i have managed to never give Starbucks 1 penny. How did Fast Food places convince people to bus their own tables and leave them empty but all sticky and the next customer found that acceptable? How did gas stations convince women in a $1000 outfit to pump her own gas? How did Chipotle convince people that a burrito that costs less than $1 to make is worth $7? Or nike shoes which are made of plastic, rubber and cloth, are worth $150.......lol
61   komputodo   ignore (2)   2019 May 18, 9:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
I never go there but I’m going this morning, to get one of those big coffee packs for sharing with a bunch of people. It’s under $20 and can give like 20 people a cup of coffee. Not a bad deal there!
Then it’s on to the donut shop for a couple dozen. My kid’s baseball team is having an early game.


How much is the coffee at the donut shop....Although it doesn't have the prestige of a starbucks cup and you wont get the props you deserve...lol
62   Booger   ignore (5)   2019 May 18, 1:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

someone else says

I worked with some of their tech guys a few years ago and was so impressed that I bought the stock. It has done well for me.



Would you buy it at today's price?
63   mell   ignore (3)   2019 May 18, 1:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Booger says
someone else says

I worked with some of their tech guys a few years ago and was so impressed that I bought the stock. It has done well for me.



Would you buy it at today's price?


I think there's too much competition today from other chains now. The big fat growth years are over. But the stock has been doing well because they don't just sell coffee, their food items - while overpriced - are pretty decent. But mainly it's a great pickup spot. Thinking back I can't count how many chicks I talked up at one of the downtown SBUX back then and ended up banging after a few repeat run-ins. They sell a lifestyle, their mostly shitty coffee is secondary and their mix drinks are for sugar addicts. Nitro and cold brews are decent though - of course overpriced as well.
64   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2019 May 18, 6:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Starbucks is for people who do not like the taste of coffee but want the caffeine. Hence all the flavorings.
65   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (43)   2019 May 18, 6:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Drinking Starbucks is the way some people say !'M! AN! ASSHOLE!
66   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (43)   2019 May 18, 6:38pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

For that kind of money they should have hot lesbians licking and sucking each other on every table to entertain the clients
67   Quigley   ignore (2)   2019 May 18, 7:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

komputodo says
How much is the coffee at the donut shop.


No travel pack available from donut shop.
68   mell   ignore (3)   2019 May 18, 7:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
For that kind of money they should have hot lesbians licking and sucking each other on every table to entertain the clients


And the Gentleman's latte on the menu.
69   joshuatrio   ignore (0)   2019 May 19, 1:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I actually enjoy Starbuck coffee, and don't mind paying $2.39 for a medium cofffee.

Starbucks is one of the few places that makes a consistent beverage. I used to frequent Dunkin, but they are generally ran by a bunch of Indian types who are pissed off and need a shower. At Starbucks I get good service, and often get free drinks since I know the barista.

I also frequented acme, rev, verve and other hipster joints in the past, but the staff were usually self entitled hipsters who hated life.
70   CornPoptheOriginalGangster   ignore (5)   2019 May 19, 2:02pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

joshuatrio says
Starbucks is one of the few places that makes a consistent beverage. I used to frequent Dunkin, but they are generally ran by a bunch of Indian types who are pissed off and need a shower. At Starbucks I get good service, and often get free drinks since I know the barista.


I feel the exact opposite. Starbucks has that "Burnt West Coast on the Hot plate too long" Taste. Dunkies has 50 years of buying coffee and locks up the best supply. Unlike Starbucks, it always seems to me the coffee at Dunkies is made continuously whereas Starbucks seems to come from an everful container and I seldom have seen Starbucks people making the actual coffee.

Also, Dunkies puts in the cream and splenda for you, as well as the lid. Starbucks charges more, acts all snooty, but makes you do it yourself.

Dunkies comports somewhat to local tastes and customs, Starbucks is the same everywhere.

Finally, Dunkies is a Franchise rather than a Multinational; even though Shamir might send cash home, he's probably still spending a bit in the neighborhood. Schultz is using the money to expand abroad.
71   CornPoptheOriginalGangster   ignore (5)   2019 May 19, 2:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

mell says
They sell a lifestyle, their mostly shitty coffee is secondary and their mix drinks are for sugar addicts. Nitro and cold brews are decent though - of course overpriced as well.
HeadSet says
Starbucks is for people who do not like the taste of coffee but want the caffeine. Hence all the flavorings.



Nailed it.
72   Patrick   ignore (0)   2019 May 19, 3:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Booger says
someone else says

I worked with some of their tech guys a few years ago and was so impressed that I bought the stock. It has done well for me.



Would you buy it at today's price?


No.
73   Jep   ignore (0)   2019 May 19, 3:36pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's not as bad as some mom-and-pop coffee places that actually charge more for coffee than Starbucks.
74   WookieMan   ignore (4)   2019 May 20, 1:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Why anyone buys coffee from someone else and doesn't make their own is beyond me. Rarely do I ever get a good cup of just black coffee from any chain, gas station or hipster joint.

With Kuerig style makers and reusable filters you can put your own grounds in, freshly ground that morning mind you, and you can make a good sized cup in 2 minutes. So time is no excuse. You're also able to source your own beans that are easily much higher quality than what chains are getting in bulk.

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